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The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

| Ramen , Museum

Nissin Noodles honors the inventor of instant noodles with the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka, where visitors of all ages can enjoy learning firsthand about instant noodles. Not to be confused with the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, the Osaka museum is based in Ando's hometown.

Noodle Magnate

On August 25, 1958, Momofuku Ando (1910–2007) invented the world’s first instant noodle product, Chicken Ramen, after untold hours of research using common tools in a small shack he had constructed in the backyard of his house in Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture.

A graduate of Ritsumeikan University with a degree in economics, Ando's invention of instant ramen laid the foundation for Nissin Noodles' global business.

Multilingual Immersion

What's your favorite instant noodle flavor? At the museum you can create your own completely original cup noodle package. In a cup that you design, you can select from among four varieties of soup and four of 12 varieties of toppings. Altogether, there are 5,460 flavor combinations!

English and Chinese audio guidance is available at no cost (just a ¥2,000 deposit), and all information panels are multilingual.